5:30-8pm: Enjoy some free entertainment as you listen to music at the Towne Place at Greenbrier Summer Concert Series.
6pm: Join in on the Dragon Search at the Oceanfront, a family event that ends in a free screening of “Pete’s Dragon.”
6-8pm: There is a reception for the opening of original works by d’Art resident and associate artists, D’Art Getting our NEON, and you’re invited!
6-8pm: Spend a fun evening with the kids during Summer Magic Family Night at the Virginia MOCA.
6:30-9pm: Make your way to Sunset Thursdays at Portside featuring Island Boy.
7-11:30pm: Hear music from Pucker Up, HAAG, COQ, and Glass Pennies at Charlie’s American Café. You can read an AltDaily interview with Pucker Up here.
7:30pm: See the Hyper Space Tour with Boston and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater.
6-9pm: See the Deloreans perform during Thank Goodness It’s Ocean View. You can also get drink tickets to enjoy Brews on the Bay.
7-8pm: Learn about the awesome art that decorates the NEON District during the NEON Mural Tour.
7:30-10:30pm: Add a little creepy to your weekend without picking up that random guy at a bar during the Friday Night Frights at Ferry Plantation in Virginia Beach. There are no guarantees that a ghost won’t try to walk you to your doorstep as the night ends.
8pm: Head to Charlie’s for The Michael Clark Band Summer Party.
8 and 10pm: Laugh your way into the weekend by seeing one of these hilarious shows at the Push Comedy Theater: Set Phasers to Dumb: The Improvised Star Trek Show and The Dudes – I Am the Walrus.
10pm-2am: Enjoy music from Demons, Dumb Waiter, and Wandcarver at Commune Norfolk.
9am-5pm: Grab your kids and those creator hats for the Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks Opening Day at the Virginia Living Museum.
9am-8pm: Spend your Saturday at VA Caribbean FunDay Festival at Mount Trashmore Park.
10am-3pm: Shop the Christmas in July Craft Show at the Hunter House Victorian Museum.
11am-1pm: Celebrate those furry friends during the Dog Days of Suffolk Pet Fair at the North Suffolk Public Library.
2-3pm: Attend the Pilchuck Prints Gallery Talk at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
2-6pm: Have some Pints for Pups at Smartmouth Beer.
3-8pm: Get those taste buds ready for battle and enter the arena at BBQ Wars at Wasserhund Brewing.
5-11:59pm: Get your spot at the LAVA MiniFest at Toast, featuring Screaming Females.
5:30-8pm: Gotta catch ‘em all at the Virginia Zoo Catch-a-thon!
5:30-8:30pm: Mike Lawson will entertain at O’Connor Brewing.
6:30-8:30pm: Catch Skye Zentz at Bearded Bird Brewing.
6:30-9pm: Hear live music from Brian Grilli at Big Ugly Brewing.
7pm: Head to Portsmouth Park for Movies in the Park showing “The Lego Batman Movie.” Don’t forget your shark repellant.
7:30pm: Don’t miss the WWE Live SummerSlam Heatwave Tour at the Hampton Coliseum.
8-9:30pm: See How the West was Improvised: The Made Up Western at the Push.
10pm-2am: Head to Commune Norfolk to hear Gina & The Cow Tipping Playboys.
9:30-11am: Reserve your spot for Nameowste Yoga with the Catnip Kittles at Catnip Cat Café.
11am-4pm: Enjoy shopping the Riverview Village Days Open Air / Farmer’s Market in Norfolk.
7pm: Purchase your tickets to see OneRepublic at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater.
7-9pm: End your weekend with laughs during Comedy on the Edge at the Push Comedy Theater.
7:30pm: Experience The Australian Pink Floyd Show at the Portsmouth Pavilion.
8-9pm: Relax during Twilight Restorative Yoga at The Pagoda.
All Weekend Long
Now through Sunday: Take advantage of the special menus offered during the Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week.
Thursday through Sunday and beyond: Check the entertainment calendar for live music offered at the oceanfront.
Thursday through Saturday and Beyond: See “Second to Nun: A New Musical” at Zeiders American Dream Theater. An AltDaily review of the show is available here.
Friday through Sunday: The Dinosaurs are coming to the Scope Arena during Jurassic Quest.
Friday through Sunday: Check out the work of Micah Evans during the Visiting Artist Series at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio.
Friday through Sunday and beyond: See “Side Show” at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.
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